After successfully cutting up a UFO (unfinished object) and using it as the starting point for some little collages, I was anxious to do it again. The question was “Which UFO do I use?” Because, well, I have more than one.
Maybe I could do something with this partially constructed prickly pear.
Or with this painted mountain scene.
This one actually intrigued me enough to experiment it with it a bit more. I used Neocolor wax pastels and Inktense blocks to kick up the color saturation.
(Boy, the Inktense has WAY more pigment than the wax pastels.)
Or, maybe I should do something with this colorful swirly collage. It’s certainly bright and appealing.
(It’s made from sewing on raw edged strips. The strips are the byproduct from cutting fat quarters. My local quilt shop sells bags of them.)
Or, here’s another use of those strips. Knitting!
A closer look:
As you can see, I have no shortage of unusual UFOs! Any one of them had lots of possibilities.
Finally, however, I decided to work with this indigo sampler.
It was given to me years ago, by the gal who made it in a class. Isn’t it wonderful? All the patterns were created with stitching. Once stitched, these tight spots resisted the dye, creating very interesting effects.
I used this piece once before, so it was was already hand stitched. (That first quilt was a dud, so I removed this part and saved it.)
Stay tuned to see what I do with this.
P.S. Now I have a reason for saving UFOs! Have you got any weird ones?
P.P.S. I’ve lost my enthusiasm for the top two pieces: the prickly pear and the mountain scene. If you’d like one of them, just let me know and I’ll send it to you, (if you live in the US.) If you want one, I hope you’ll DO something to it!